To say that I meet cool people at my job is an understatement. Professor Manning is one of those people that create a sense of awe in any stranger as soon as he start talking about his love of digging bones. When he talks about his work…you can see the pride, joy and excitement on his face and you can’t help but listen, while your eyebrows seem to involuntarily raise in excitement. The few hours we spent together for this photo assignment were both educational and entertaining…made me wish I would attend his classes. Make sure to read the amazing article about his life work that accompanies the photographs. I am so grateful to the CofC Mag staff for this opportunity and for their help during the photoshoot.